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01-10-2013, 02:03 PM
#81
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,310
I wish there was better customisation for your character as I kept pressing random but could never find a guy with red hair?
01-10-2013, 03:54 PM
#82
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Originally Posted by .Asa View Post
"This might almost be a better Minecraft than the actual real Minecraft"

How DARE you. How can you even compare some stupid 2.5D game to Minecraft? This is unacceptable.
Wow....do you own stock in Mojang or something? :-p

Minecraft may be the "mother" of exploring and crafting games but let's face it, they've started a genre and just as Junk Jack took the Minecraft formula and added its own twists, so has The Blockheads. Personally I like this game. It's familiar enough to yet adds new elements into the mix. Though the waiting does feel a bit repetitive.

Currently Playing: Minecraft PE, Out There Omega Edition, Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Waiting For: Rebuild: Gangs of Deadsville

01-10-2013, 04:06 PM
#83
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,310
The longer I play this the more I'm enjoying it. Paying to speed up the timers is totally worth it if you intend on playing it for long.
Here's a quick pic of my little house so far, I haven't managed to get far into the distance, but I have managed to plant orange and mango trees outside my house.
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01-10-2013, 04:56 PM
#84
Just now... I kinda burnt my house Down.
01-10-2013, 05:19 PM
#85
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Originally Posted by oooooomonkey View Post
The longer I play this the more I'm enjoying it. Paying to speed up the timers is totally worth it if you intend on playing it for long.
Fully agree. I played for about 30-60 minutes before buying the speed-up IAP (which I guess is a one-time IAP.) I still think that the dev should implement something to help those who buy the speed up IAP (5 free crystals/day anyone? )

Game wise, I have Junk Jack and this one. Blockheads is much more casual/less demanding than Junk Jack. As somebody said before, this game is perfect to play while you are doing other things at the same time. Just "program" your character to do several tasks, explore the environment while he's doing them, continue doing your real-world tasks meanwhile, etc.

Crafting is also much easier on this one than on Junk Jank (at least for now). With this I don't mean that one of the systems is better than the other, just different. Blockheads is easier to grab by casual gamers who, as me, don't have too much time to play, learn recipes to craft things, etc. Junk Jack is in my opinion more for people who can invest hours playing with it.

My greatest fear is the time invested on crafting as I get further in the game (How long will it take me to build a boat, for example?)

For this, if I were the developer, I'd take one of these two ways:

1. Make crafting time go by even when you quit the app.
2. Make the maximum crafting time something affordable (5 minutes for the most complex craft, for example)

Option 1 collides with getting tired, cold, etc. Should time pass for all game aspects, or just crafting time? Option 2 collides with the crystal in-game currency philosophy. In any case, I really expect that after 20 hours of gameplay, the game continues being as playable, enjoyable and fantastic as it is now at the beginning.
01-10-2013, 05:40 PM
#86
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,565
Finally got a chance to play and while the game looks and plays great, is way too slow to keep me interested. Not sure why, but digging/mining in Minecraft or JunkJack doesn't bug me as much as watching my blockhead wiggle his arm. (Though it's 8th grade humorous digging diagonally down in front of you while perched on the wall as it looks like s/he's trying to disperse gas...)

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Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
01-10-2013, 05:50 PM
#87
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Originally Posted by Pbarillas View Post
Just now... I kinda burnt my house Down.
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01-10-2013, 06:33 PM
#88
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,565
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Just now... I kinda burnt my house Down.
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Achievement unlocked!
Talking Blockheads in 3... 2... 1...


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Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
01-10-2013, 06:43 PM
#89
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 624
I've never been able to get into minecraft. Somehow it just never appealed to me.

But holy CRAP I love this game!
01-10-2013, 06:46 PM
#90
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 239
This intrigued me, so much so, that I have just downloaded and immediately paid the 1.99 for the permanent halve time IAP for crafting.

I have never played Minecraft or any of its derivatives. Yet, when I originally read this thread, something indefinable pulled me in.

Riko Tachibana has landed on Japan (my World), and I've been inspired by oooooomonkey's lovely homestead to create one of my own. First things first: need to make basic tools and then survey my immediate area. A sandy beach and the sea to the West, and trees, sunflowers and other fauna to the East. Also, a couple of what appears to be sheep! My only interaction with the sheep has been to slap them - Riko doesn't seem to understand the concept of 'pet'.

@virtualboyfreak, thanks for your detailed feedback on the different Minecraft derivatives - you sold me on the game. My friend is playing a similiar game on Android and is horribly addicted. I'll show him 'Blockheads' when he pops over at the weekend - ostensibly for Red Dead Redemption on the Xbox 360.

@oooooomonkey, once my homestead is up and running, I'll also post a screen-shot.

Could others post screen-shots of their progress or disasters? I'd especially like to see the charred ruins of Pbarillas' homestead :P